Here are the probable starters and backups for all 30 teams. This is provided to help you with draft prep, going deep enough for any 20-team league. We list the ten players on each team expected to receive the most minutes. It’s a work in progress, to be updated often throughout the season as injuries occur and roles change. [Read more…]
When training camps open later this month, a handful of teams will be at less than full strength. And some of them may be that way for a while. The Los Angeles Lakers, a legitimate title contender, will be without the biggest prize of the offseason. The Chicago Bulls, who have the NBA’s best record over the last two seasons, will be without their best player. The New York Knicks, who claim to be contenders, will be without two of their three shooting guards.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James announced his change of agents with a hashtag announcement on Twitter — #THETAKEOVER. Which leads to two questions: _ Is this Step One Before “The Decision” Part II? _ Who exactly is Rich Paul, who becomes LeBron’s third NBA agent, replacing Leon Rose, who replaced Aaron Goodwin. Early this morning, word began to spread that the reigning MVP, Finals MVP and Olympic gold medalist would be joining Klutch Sports, a newly formed agency by his childhood friend, Paul. The face of
Yesterday we talked about context — especially keeper leagues vs. redraft leagues — being a significant part of any player’s fantasy value. We didn’t even mention custom scoring. There are leagues where missed free throws don’t matter, making Dwight Howard a must-own instead of a category-killer. Turnovers are also not counted everywhere; I’m in more than one league where A/T (assist/turnover ratio) is used instead. Adjust the order of any or all of these names to better reflect your league’s settings. Tomorrow
MIAMI – From Dwyane Wade’s point of view, the Los Angeles’ Lakers second major acquisition of the offseason didn’t surprise him. Dwight Howard-to-LA was always on the backburner. It was the first one — the acquisition of Steve Nash — that caught him off guard. “They’re making a play for a championship,” Wade told SheridanHoops.com Saturday on his nationwide book-signing tour. “It’s not a surprising move that Dwight Howard went over there. I was kinda surprised to see Steve Nash. That was the
Welcome to the first full season of the Fantasy Spin. From now until the NBA tips off, we’ll help you prepare to draft. All year long, we’ll keep track of injuries, role changes, suspensions and more. Every morning, we’ll recap who’s hot, who’s not and who looks best on the waiver wire. Follow us on Twitter @SheridanFantasy for updates. Joining me on the beat are two terrific writers who excel at all fantasy sports, not just hoops. Over the years, we
Moments after the Los Angeles Lakers were ejected from the 2012 playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant talked calmly with reporters. No doubt the competitive anger within Bryant was hissing and steaming, but he was suppressing it because he was confident history would repeat itself. “I’m sure we’ll figure it out,” he said of the Lakers’ second consecutive ouster in the second round of the playoffs. “We always have and I’m sure we will again.” Yes, the Lakers always figure it out. What is
They say summer is over once Labor Day is behind us. A few of us know better, but let’s play to the crowd anyway. And if summer is over, it is time to start looking at the upcoming season and ranking the 30 NBA teams – as we will do twice a week, every week, during the regular season. For a look back my final power rankings from last season, click here. And for a view of how senior columnist Mark Heisler’s final